Category Archives: Lure Making

Hair Jigs and Catching Smallmouth Bass

Catching bass and hair jigs, for a walleye guy, it just seems wrong in every regard.  Last spring though, I got a little creative with my color patterns and made some smaller sizes for taking a casting approach when targeting … Continue reading

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BigMouth CatchCounter: Counting Perch Made Easy

Its the day after the fourth of July and I was thinking about all the perch we have been catching lately, and what shows up in my memory feed on Facebook…a perch article about last year’s fishing.  I guess this … Continue reading

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Rattlin’ Hair Jigs? YES PLEASE

Yesterday I was doing a podcast for the Mike Avery’s Outdoor Magazine for Lure Lipstick live from Jeff’s Bait and Tackle by Sterling State Park.  After we taped everything, I started talking to the owner Eric about an idea I … Continue reading

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Layering Hair Jigs

When the weather outside is frightful, which translated means after three days of east winds all the docks on the west side of Lake Erie are flooded out and as I look outside, Mother Nature has turned the landscape into … Continue reading

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Perch Fishing Tip for Tighline Rigs

The perch fishing season is starting to get into full swing, and with that many anglers will be hitting Lake Erie in search of yellow bellies.    One of the most popular rigs out there is commonly referred to as the tighline … Continue reading

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Great Lake Walleye Spinner Blades: Which, Where and Why

There has been much discussion lately about the types of spinner blades to use while making, and/or using crawler harnesses to catch walleye.  I am seeing posts on Facebook and starting to get emails asking very direct questions on the … Continue reading

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Walleye Jig Colors: where do the ideas come from?

There are lots of color choices when it comes to painting jigs.  You can choose the tried and true, or you can step out and come up with something original on your own.  In my case I look at what … Continue reading

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The Buck-Shot Perch Dropper Goes National…

…or worldwide even!  Northland Tackle liked my idea about combining the iconic ice fishing spoon, the Buck-Shot Rattle Spoon, with their Dropper Hooks.  Liked so much that they wanted me to do an article for their blog section of the … Continue reading

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Getting an UV Overcoat

Does an UV finish catch you more fish, I honestly don’t know.  When it comes to my ice fishing jigs for bluegill and crappie, I have so many I can’t in all truthfulness keep track of which is which.  I have … Continue reading

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Cleaning Jig Eyes: the easy way

I placed an order the other day for some new jigs, which got me thinking about all the jigs, and blade baits I either bought or made last year.  There is nothing worse than pulling a jig out of the … Continue reading

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